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     South Africa's first cement plant was established in 1892


PPC Ltd was established in 1892 as De Eerste Cement Fabrieken Beperkt. Our history is closely linked to the growth and development of South Africa & has produced cement for many of the country's most famous landmarks and construction projects.


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PPC and IDC jointly acquire a US $21 million stake in Ethiopia’s Habesha Cement Share Company
South Africa’s Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited (PPC) and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are pleased to announce that they have jointly secured a 47% equity stake in the Habesha Cement Share Company (HCSCo) of Ethiopia.
PPC announces its second phase empowerment transaction resulting in 26% black ownership of PPC South Africa
PPC Ltd. announces a second phase broad-based black economic empowerment (“BBBEE”) transaction which entails the placing of an additional 39.3m ordinary shares or 6.5% of PPC’s increased share capital under black ownership.
PPC Cement launches its Express Outlets
Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) launched its PPC Cement Express Outlet Pilot Project to 10 local entrepreneurs.

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